Monday, August 29, 2011

The Squirrel's Pilgrim's Progress/Google Books

Title The Squirrel's Pilgrim's Progress: A Book for Boys and Girls
Author J. D. Williams
Illustrated by H. Wood
Publisher Laird & Lee, inc., 1915
Length 174 pages
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Not far from the city of ants, Tiny halted to refresh himself with an acorn. "This country is delightful," he said to himself.

"A squirrel does not often see such a beautiful scene. He has little knowledge of the great world. I was discontented not long ago, but now I am happy. I am glad that I saw the ants and their city. They are very industrious creatures. All have much work to do, yet they do it willingly. They don't seem to wish to be idle. Ants never before were interesting to me, but now I admire them very much. You have taught me a lesson, friend ant." He sat still for a few moments gazing around him. Suddenly he saw a spider busy at work upon her country home. She wore a snuff-brown jacket dashed with purple, and her legs were striped like those of a tiger.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Indians and Pioneers: An Historical Reader for the Young/Google Books

The aim in writing for young readers these stories of "Indians and Pioneers," or "Earliest Days in America," has been to treat the history of America simply and briefly, yet with the regard for accuracy and the care in selection of material which are necessary in order to set forth the truth.

Two features in these stories are introduced, in the confident hope that they will be found both interesting and practical; one is the study of the glacial and rough stone periods, which is, of late, made more attractive and intelligible to young readers, because taught through "simplified mineralogy" and clay-modeling; the other feature is the large use of quotations [from the sources, giving the original wording and quaint spelling of the narratives of the European pioneers to America.

Title Indians and Pioneers: An Historical Reader for the Young
Authors Blanche Evans Hazard, Samuel Train Dutton
Length 266 pages

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Carpenter's geographical reader: Europe

Title Carpenter's geographical reader: Europe
Author Frank George Carpenter
Publisher American Book Co., 1912
Length 456 pages
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This book aims to give the children a plain and simple description of the countries of Europe as they are to-day. The method is by taking the little ones on a personally conducted tour over the continent. It is the children themselves who cross the Atlantic Ocean, steam over the Baltic and the Mediterranean seas and down the historic Rhine and the Danube. It is they who climb the Alps and stand on the North Cape watching the sun shine at midnight. It is they who go from city to city, from farm to farm, and factory to factory, seeing how the various peoples live and what they are doing in the work of the world. It is they who are admitted to the palaces, parliaments, and public offices where they learn how each nation is governed and something as to its civilization, commerce, and trade.

It is not intended that these travels should take the place of the school geographies, but that they should be used with such books as supplementary reading. As in the volumes describing similar tours in North America, South America, and Asia, the text-books on geography may be regarded as the skeleton and this reader as the flesh and blood which will clothe the dry bones and make the countries a living whole in the minds of the pupils.

A glance at the table of contents will give some idea of the scope and character of the work. The children, having crossed the Atlantic on one of the big ocean greyhounds, begin their tour in the United Kingdom. landing at Queenstown, they explore Ireland, visiting Cork, Killarney, Limerick, and Galway. They cross the bog lands and plains to Dublin, and thence go to the Giant's Causeway and Belfast, where they learn how linen is made. From Belfast, they sail to Glasgow, and after spending a while in the Lowlands or Industrial Scotland go to Edinburgh by the Trossachs. They make a hunting trip to the Highlands, and visit the homes of Robert Burns and Walter Scott before crossing the border to England...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Real Things in Nature: A Reading Book of Science for American Boys and Girls/Google Books

Title Real Things in Nature: A Reading Book of Science for American Boys and Girls
Author Edward Singleton Holden
Publisher The Macmillan co., 1910
Length 443 pages

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Syllabus(Outline) of United States History, 1492-1920

An outline originally intended for the first year college student.
Title A Syllabus of United States History, 1492-1920
Authors Homer Carey Hockett, Arthur Meier Schlesinger
Published 1921
Length 93 pages

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

An Introduction to Science

Title An Introduction to Science
Author Bertha May Clark
Publisher American Book Co., 1915
Original from Harvard University
Digitized Mar 9, 2007
Length 494 pages

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Laboratory Manual

Monday, August 1, 2011

Shore and Sea; or, Stories of Great Vikings and Sea Captains/Google Books

Title Shore and Sea; or, Stories of Great Vikings and Sea Captains
Author William Henry Davenport Adams
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton, 1883
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